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mope around

To spend or waste time in a brooding, listless state due to being upset, unhappy, dejected, etc. John's just been moping around the house all day long ever since he lost his job. I know you're sad around being stood up by your date, but quit moping around and go do something with your evening!
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mope around

to go about in a depressed state. Since her dog ran away, Sally mopes around all day. Don't mope around. Cheer up!
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mope around

verb
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WITHIN the first 15 minutes of excruciatingly wearisome viewing, swarthy Irish musician Gerry Kennedy (Gerald Butler) dies, leaving behind his wife Holly (Hilary Swank) to contemplate a bleak future moping around their Manhattan apartment, screeching Judy Garland songs amid an ever-growing tide of discarded food cartons and dirty laundry.
I'm not sure how long I'm going to be out for, but worse things can happen on a football pitch so there is no point in moping around.
I've been moping around and the team has been moping around.
After all, they would only be left sitting moping around the team hotel when they could be doing light training back home.
I've had three of her discarded boyfriends moping around, moaning to me because she won't go out with them any more.
So, I am conscious when I do go training that I am not feeling sorry for myself and moping around.
She said: "Well my boyfriend dumped me yesterday and I thought instead of moping around the house all day I would go out and get a date.
A source said: "Kim has been moping around and feeling sorry for herself and Sarah has told her to basically snap out of it.
A pal told me: "Rosetta wanted to send out a message LA is her town and she is not moping around while Sienna is off with her husband.
Likewise, Fergie is too stubborn to yield to baying fans and is a sure-fire 2-7 to be moping around the Theatre of Dreams for another six months; 5-2 the contrary.
After several days of moping around the house, he finds an envelope she left for him, but refuses to open it.